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Oh, deer

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White-Tailed Deer Staring 6890

It isn’t only squirrels that stare me down from time to time: white-tailed deer do too. That’s hardly surprising, because the Great Hills section of Austin where I live is home to lots of these animals. People often see them walking through the streets and unfenced yards in the neighborhood, and more than once I’ve opened my door in the morning to find one or several deer on the front lawn. Two autumns in a row you’ve seen abstract pictures of the fallen antler of a male white-tailed deer here, but this is the first photograph of a whole deer, and presumably a female. To learn more about the white-tailed deer, Odocoileus virginianus, you can visit the National Geographic or Wikipedia.

I took this picture on May 16th along a winding little lane in my neighborhood called Q-Ranch Rd., which is so narrow that it’s a one-way street. So’s life, and there’s no going back.

© 2013 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

May 24, 2013 at 6:17 AM

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